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Good motorcycle roads - Mt Lindsey

Mt Lindsey

Update 2011. Since I first posted this road has become much more popular. There has been some much needed resurfacing of the QLD side and this year some resurfacing of the NSW section as well even though it was not in bad shape. 

From Beaudesert go on to Rathdowney (or you may want to go across the Boonah and then back to Rathdowney) then on to Mt Lindsey highway to the border. This used to be one of the interstate routes south 30/40 years ago but has been mostly unused for about as long and was once in poor condition and unsealed for parts. Now it has a mixed surface, hotmix in parts and is lightly used by just local traffic.

The road to the range is open with a few sweeping corners as it passes through many farms. The climb on the range is very scenic and has lots of tight hotmix corners, then into the forest on the QLD side that has obviously been logged over the years and really thinned out. A long series of tight corners some almost hairpins, here the road surface is bumpy in a few places and starting to be resealed in parts, nothing to worry a rider with suspension set compliant.

After the border your jaw will drop in surprise, here in the middle of nowhere you enter a rainforest with one of the best sections of road imaginable. Not new but still in good condition, beautiful twisty curves snaking their way through the forest its something special and nobody around to spoil the fun.

After this the road opens and you can head on to the Summerland Way to Kyogle or to the small town of Woodenbong. I usually make it part of a loop to Kyogle and Uki and Gold Coast hinterland.

This road is much better riding than the overrated Lions Rd but then you can easy make a loop of both for a nice day out.